Welcome to Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston. It’s a pleasant 80 degrees out here and I’m comfortably wearing shorts (I think those days are behind us in Seattle). The regular-season finale for these two teams isn’t riddled with drama and intrigue, but I think we could still see an entertaining game.
Sounders FC has already established franchise highs in wins and points, but I’m sure they wouldn’t mind eclipsing the 50-point benchmark with a win. Remember no team did last season.
They’re expecting a pretty full crowd here on Fan Appreciation Day even though it’s has been a disappointing season for the Dynamo. Lineups posted below.
What are you looking forward to in this one? If anything…
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Jeff Parke, D Patrick Ianni, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Nathan Sturgis, M Steve Zakuani, M Sanna Nyassi, F Nate Jaqua, F Blaise Nkufo
Sounders FC reserves: GK Alex Horwath, D Tyson Wahl, D Tyrone Marshall, M Mike Seamon, M Alvaro Fernandez, M/F Roger Levesque, F Mike Fucito
Houston Dynamo starting lineup: GK Tyler Deric, D Andrew Hainault, D Bobby Boswell, D Eddie Robinson, D Mike Chabala, M Corey Ashe, M Geoff Cameron, M Lovel Palmer, M Brad Davis, F Cam Weaver, F Dominic Oduro
Houston Dynamo reserves: GK Pat Onstad, F Brian Ching, D Ryan Cochrane, M Danny Cruz, M Richard Mulrooney, F Joseph Ngwenya, D Adrian Serioux